Mike Tyson: Footage re-emerges of 'Iron Mike' teaching Henry Cejudo his iconic uppercut

  • Tom Ward
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Mike Tyson at the age of 53 once taught Henry Cejudo the secrets behind his iconic uppercut in training.

The boxing legend had teamed up with Rafael Cordeiro at Kings MMA in California, a few weeks after agreeing to face Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition bout under the Triller Fight Club umbrella.

Cejudo, meanwhile, had recently announced his retirement from mixed martial arts after controversially stopping Dominick Cruz in the second round of the co-main event of UFC 249 in May 2020.

The pair had first met whilst recording an episode of Iron Mike’s ‘Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson’ podcast and have since remained close friends with Cejudo occasionally serving as a co-host every now and then.

In leaked training footage which has since resurfaced online, the Baddest Man on The Planet took some time out of his day to teach the self-styled ‘King of Cringe’ a thing or two.

In the clip, Tyson can be seen giving Cejudo step-by-step instructions on how to throw the perfect uppercut.

The 55-year-old urges his fellow American to keep his head tucked in as he throws the punches to the body.

WATCH: Mike Tyson teaches Henry Cejudo his iconic uppercut

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He said: “Don’t put your head up. Oh, yes. Do it again, do it again.”

MMA striking coach Cordeiro can also be seen in the video, doubling up as a human punching bag.

The Brazilian recently talked up the possibility of a rematch with old rival Lennox Lewis earlier this year.

Cordeiro told Sherdog.com: “He’ll return I’m thinking February.

“He’s probably going to fight in Florida.

“We don’t know yet, I’m not 100 per cent sure who is going to be the next opponent.

“We have some names like Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, guys like that.

“But most importantly he’s still in shape, he’s still working hard.

“I just posted a video yesterday, a three seconds video, where he showed his footwork.

“A lot of people were asking was it fast-forwarded? No, it was not fast-forwarded, it was real.

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Lennox Lewis

Where was Lennox Lewis born?

“55 years old, he’s like a kid, faster than a lot of kids, and look forward to his next fight.

“I feel Mike, at this moment in his career, he just fights for fun.

“He’s made everything in the sport so now he just fights to have fun.

“I believe the next fight’s going to be against somebody who also wants to have fun.

“I believe it’s going to be Lennox Lewis, the guy who beat him before, and then I believe it’s time for Mike to hang them up.”

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